(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose - Ode to Valour
Topic: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose - Ode to Valour
- Rajeev Chandrasekhar, (Member, High-Level Panel, Netaji’s 125th Birth Anniversary)
- Dr. Ravi R Kasliwal, (Member, High-Level Panel, Netaji’s 125th Birth Anniversary)
- Shakti Sinha, (Director, Delhi School of Public Policy & Governance)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu urged youngsters on Saturday to take inspiration from the life of Subhas Chandra Bose and work for eradicating ills such as poverty, illiteracy, social and gender discrimination and corruption from the society. Noting that 65 per cent of India's population is below 35 years of age, the Vice President said youngsters should lead from the front in building a New India -- a happy and prosperous India where every citizen gets equal opportunities and where there is no discrimination of any kind. "Parakram" or courage was the most defining feature of Netaji's persona; the vice president said and lauded the government's decision to celebrate Bose's birthday as "Parakram Divas". Referring to the pivotal role played by Bose and several freedom fighters, social reformers, including unsung heroes from different regions, he said many people were not aware of their greatness as their contributions were not properly projected in the history books.